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Froch: I Think Groves Can Do a Job on Badou Jack

By Edward Chaykovsky

On September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, George Groves will challenge Badou Jack for the WBC super middleweight title. It will be Groves' third opportunity to gain a world championship.

Groves made two competitive attempts to grasp the title away from Carl Froch and was knocked out both fights. Their rematch, last May, drew 80,000 fans to Wembley in London.

Now Groves will once again find himself in the spotlight as the fight with Jack takes place on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Andre Berto Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard.

Froch, who retired a few weeks ago, says his former rival is more than capable of snatching away the world title from Jack and doing it in style.

"I want George to become the WBC super-middleweight champion of the world and I also think he can do it," Froch told Sky Sports. "I love British boxing. I love boxing. It has given me a fantastic life and has been fantastic to me and my family and we need world champions in Britain. Simple as that. To have that WBC super-middleweight title back in Britain would be brilliant, regardless of who's got it. We - and I include me - need that title and titles like that, back. "

"On top of that I think he can do a job on Badou Jack and I think he is good enough - even if I do think he has peaked. I don't want to rain on Groves' parade if he does win but Jack is not the best world champion we've seen and he looks to me like a limited opponent. He got knocked out in the first round by Derek Edwards and could only get a draw with Marco Antonio Periban so let's be honest, he is a limited champion.

"It's all about timing and to have a champion who doesn't appear to be in that top level holding one of the prestigious world title belts like the WBC? Well, Groves is never going to get a better opportunity. I think he can and I hope he will do it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larryxxx.. on 08-31-2015

Groves got a fight in Las Vegas...and Froch didn't amazing

Comment by SP4RTICUS on 08-31-2015

I wish this fight was on sky so that we could see Froch at ringside winding Groves up again. Groves was definitely Cobra'd in his last outing.

Comment by PittyPat on 08-30-2015

[quote]Their rematch, last May, drew 80,000 fans to Wembley in London.[/quote] Holy s[color=black]h[/color]it, I totally did not know this. :shk1: (!)

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 08-30-2015

Translation: Win ya tosser, make me look good

Comment by skinnystev on 08-30-2015

whatever marty feldman "thinks" is totally irrelevant

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